- I haven't left the hotel in 48 hours.
- I haven't had as many moments of panic as I typically have at home!!!
- I have slept well--at least six hours every night!!!
- Perhaps related, I've have had half a glass of wine with dinner/reception both nights.
- (I should probably keep ^ in mind before I make plans to run away from family and home.)
- And YAY, I get to go home tomorrow!!!!!!
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021
Scout, Huck, and I hosted bookclub while Big A, At, and Nu did their own thing. I'd planned to have a garden party, but rain was in the forecast and mosquitoes were out in force, so I moved it indoors. And just like that we had our first indoors party since the pandemic started.
Here, Huck, Scout, and I (L to R) are spooning in blissed-out collapse after dinner.
[Pic by Nu, reflected in the glass door.]
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Another day of catching up on the last year with fam, and so many I hadn't seen in years. S Auntie and I always end up reminiscing about when she babysat us and I always remember the pencil eraser she had that was shaped like a bulldog.
Meanwhile back at home, Nu loved the Boss Day presents I packed for them before we left.
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
Monday, July 05, 2021
Saturday, July 03, 2021
I felt like I was in a real live Yelp review.
Thursday, July 01, 2021
One of this year's WGS guest speakers (KH) mentioned how they were doing social work because as a WGS student they'd been inspired by AC's presentation as a guest speaker--I loved that so much and enjoyed passing it on to AC.
This last year has been tough.
[Pic: Robin with cherries]
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Sunday, June 27, 2021
--every time I send one
to you, sister
you demand to know where I am.
I'm behind the camera,
I travel back
with the sticky facts of tenderness.
What could ever replace
you reminding me
to burn like fire, like diamonds
the beloved coal of my body
hybrid, haptic, whole
[Pic: An indoors kind of day; the kids have to delink settler colonialism and Catan for me every time.]
Sunday, June 20, 2021
The kids and I called my dad last night (already Fathers' Day in India) while my sister was making him a "full English breakfast." Everyone was super excited and happy and talking over each other and couldn't hear very well. My dad legit couldn't hear us, I suspect 😞.
At and Nu took Big A brunch in bed and got him a couple of cans of the beer he likes and a very VSCO beer cozy. They said all they knew walking into the store was that the kind Big A likes had fish on the logo... they nailed it.
Pic: My one fancy nursery planter splurge didn't make it too long before it was colonized by a family of house sparrows in the most beautiful, mossy nest I've ever seen. But now the baby birds have flown and I am going to see if I can rejuvenate the planter.
* I'm going to punctuate it this way and not this.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
light seems machine
in interim and enters
to our histories of hope
in arrival--we are blessed
death is certain someday
we get to live out survival
tithing... every happiness
Thursday, June 03, 2021
I have to go. Someone loves me very, very, very much, and I need to go pay them attention.
(Oh. Also: In a post-pandemic first, Big A and I rode our goofy tandem bike downtown and got a pitcher of margaritas at a new--to us, anyway--restaurant.)
Monday, May 31, 2021
The fam does their thing.
Saturday, May 29, 2021
At is in graduation robes again, the sibs are wearing ties, we got grandparents and family on FaceTime/WhatsApp...
It was a bit chaotic and didn't go completely as planned, but this international photoshoot is the closest we're getting to a graduation party this year.
Friday, May 28, 2021
Cool: a quiet, erotic, irate interval
Do you know what that was about?
Am I willful? Were you not warned
of fracture and ephemera and erasure
What if I expunged my loud laughter--
Would you still call me an emergency?
Would you call me into queer songs
fold me into arms, siblings-in-arms?
If not, why do we come here then?
James R. Kincaid, an English prof. at USC, has been writing in The Slate, and practically everywhere else, about how we are given to autom...
Friends and old neighbors shutting it down in honor of John Crawford. _
At had us pose for this pic up at Aunt R's place on Lake Huron so he could put it up in his dorm. "Don't tur...
(Sorry to have been so solipsistic--although The Yunus Nobel and the Desai Booker provided the much-needed antidote to that : ) I have b...
Today is the birthday of the best sister in the whole world (mine:)! Happy, Happy Birthday, Chelli! [AA, my favorite aunt in the whole wor...
Sunlight. arrogance sees, sleeps Now i understand: every thing you say. In the dark. heartbeat dee...
Yesterday at lunch with the awesome Pied Piper and an accomplished, pioneering writer whose anonymity we shall preserve, Piper turned to me...
that they work with families on Detroit's Eastside, they deserve their own thank-you copy. _